Senior Adviser, Global External Analysis, at Equinor
Geir Westgaardhas run Equinor’s offices in Washington, D.C., and Brussels. He spent five years in London as head of (geo)political risk analysis for the company. Westgaard is a former Norwegian diplomat whose postings abroad included Moscow, Vilnius, and Washington, D.C. Westgaard has worked as a foreign policy adviser to the Prime Minister of Norway (1995-1997) and a special adviser in charge of High North (Arctic) policy to the Foreign Minister of Norway (2006-2008). Westgaard is a political scientist. He holds a BA from the University of Oslo and a Master of International Affairs/Soviet studies from Columbia University. He has also spent a year as a foreign policy Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs.